Our little family has decided that Baby H will be starting daycare soon! I know, its not a super drastic change for most but for us it definitely will be. I have had mixed feelings about the whole daycare dilemma but we finally decided that it is the best decision for Baby H. The more time we spend with him, the more we realize how quickly he is growing and how much he loves to explore his world and learn!
We considered many options – me staying at home (boring for him) hiring a nanny (same, one person constantly, same environment) and even having Gma watch him. But the thought of keeping him at home in the same environment just didn’t seem fair. As much as we do get out (two or sometimes even three times a day!) its not the same for him as having the dynamic space with new people and other babies that he would get at daycare.
I have heard so many mums having great experiences with daycare that it seemed the natural thing to do.
That’s not to say it wasn’t a hard decision and that I’m not wracked with nerves about the whole thing! But with his strong, super sociable personality I am really hoping he will love it! And that means that for the next few weeks I will be cherishing EVERY moment with him even more than I normally do! Yes even those times he refuses to nap, pulls my hair, tears my new tops or wants to grab the wires near the TV.
Instead I’ll be focused on the way when he wakes up after a nap he sits up in his crib and babbles until I come to get him. Or when he calls ‘mama’ when he is bored and wants to do something fun. Or the way he crinkles up his little nose when he smiles at me if I do something funny.
GAHHHHH! Ok now I’m going to cry!!!
What are your experiences with childcare for baby? Do you stay at home? Would love to hear from other mamas & papas out there!